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    Another one interested in seeing what this is like in the longer term, the repair looks great though!

    My drivers bolster needs doing and i also have a couple of splits on the rear bench (previous owners kids at a guess!)
     
     

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    Well so far only driven it a couple of times and theres no sign of any damage to the repair yet.

    The filler used is flexible as well, more like a thick putty when dried so you don't lose the flexibility of the seats.

    Going to do my passenger one sometime this week although that isn't in too bad shape compared to how the drivers one was, just needs a bit of recolouring to hide the scuff marks.

    And billywhizz1984, Thanks, looks like a neat idea, if i start getting troubles with the repair thats definately an option i'll look at.
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    Quick update for anyone following the thread.

    Been over a month since i repaired the drivers seat, must have used the car at least 50 times i guess. So far theres no sign of any deterioration on either of the bolsters. Filler seems to be holding fast and the colouring hasn't worn away or lost its colour so looks like jobs a goodun.

    Also done the passenger seat the other week, although that only needed recolouring of a few scuffs, but the result was near perfect, you sould see a few stroke marks from the sponge applicator but looks 100% better than before.

    Will let you know if i get any troubles down the line with them.
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    Silverti - How many seats can you do with that £29.99 kit?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Silverti - How many seats can you do with that £29.99 kit?
    Not sure if it actually states on the kit itself, but i've done all the bolsters (bottom and side) on both front seats and probably used about half of the dye i guess.

    The filler for holes etc, i only used a tiny bit for the 2 holes i filled, i doubt anyone would run out of that. Same with the glue.

    There isn't much of the fabric to glue under the holes but i'm sure you could use any bit of fabric if you ran out.

    If its only small repairs your doing i think they sell a smaller kit at £15.99?? may be alright going for that.
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    Pity you are all the way over in Ireland, otherwise I'd ask you to come over and do mine, seat that is, and I'd give you a biscuit.

    Guess I'll have to get my hands dirty myself then.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyNokia View Post
    Pity you are all the way over in Ireland, otherwise I'd ask you to come over and do mine, seat that is, and I'd give you a biscuit.

    Guess I'll have to get my hands dirty myself then.
    haha

    Its an easy job, just need to take your time.

    The ferry to Ireland is only about £100, lol, i would supply some biscuits....
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    Silverti - looks great, good job!

    my driver side outside bolster looks just like yrs did with the little hole etc, so want to make sure i get the same kit... just had a look on the website & buffalo have a repair kit & a mini pro kit (which they say is for small holes etc)

    which kit did u get?
     
     

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    Hi ButtyBoy,

    It was the mini pro kit that i brought. I brought the standard size but i had loads left over, so if you need to do the same amount as i done or less the small kit would probably be enough.

    Good luck with the repair.
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    Looks excellent mate. Bet it was a lot cheaper than going to the upholsterers as well! Doh!
     
     

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